Boise Idaho Homes for Sale with Acreage

While Boise has developed a name for itself as a hip, up-and-coming city, many people are looking space and privacy that a neighborhood cannot offer. Acreage allows someone to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and have more space for themselves. Whether you are looking for 1 acre or 100 acres for horses, or cattle, Build Idaho can help. Also, most larger pieces of ground can be subdivided into subdivisions or incidicual building lots.

How big is an Acre?

An acre is defined as a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards. Visually, an acre is equal to about 76% of a football field when you consider both end zones. Considering most residential plots of lands are between 0.1 and 0.2 acres, living on a full acre offers plenty of space.

Some questions to ask when buying homes for sale with acreage:

  • What is your intent in using the land?
  • If you are raising horses or livestock, how many can you have?
  • What is the condition of the fencing?
  • How much water do you need?
  • How much water is available?
  • Do you have water rights?
  • Is there an irrigation system and is the equiptment included in the purchase of the acreage property?
  • Is there an existing barn or shed?
  • How do you access the land?
  • How is the property zoned?

Your real estate agent will ask you these questions, so it is important to have all of these answered before you start your search.


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No CCR's or HOA on 6.34 acres close to shopping, hospitals and freeway access! 1992 single level home 1606sf 3 bed/2bath/with 2 living areas/formal dining/attached 2 car garage. 2nd detached 2 car garage. 2160sf insulated and heated shop w/overhead doors 200amp.Pole building 24X80 plenty of storage. Conditional use permit allowed. Bring your horses, cows has 4 fenced pastures w/water rightsw/irrigation.Unobstructed Mountain VIEWS! Meridian P&Z has projected the future as industrial use. Property sold As-Is.
ELEVATED DESTINATION! Horse Property! 10 acres perched above coveted Lucky Peak Reservoir. Views for miles - truly a priceless feature very few have the pleasure of having. Single level beauty w/chef's kitchen, beautifully updated tiled bathrooms, master suite w/access to cozy "sunroom/den" w/propane stove, loads of windows that bring the outside in. 900 sf custom built SHOP, horse barn, & additional MIL apartment. Gorgeous grounds w/water feature, garden & wildlife. YOUR OWN PRIVATE IDAHO!
Incomparable view of the foothills with private luxury living. Nestled in the hills of the sought after neighborhood of Bogus Ridge in Eagle, you will enjoy 1.67 acres of quiet existence with your own pond, fruit bearing trees, waterfall, seasonal creek and stunning landscape right outside your back door. Grand entry opens to staircase, hardwood floors, granite countertops and custom maple cabinets. Master retreat with soaking tub and walk in shower. Must see to believe how spectacular it really is.
No looking !!!!! Must make appointment ON THE PROPERTY. (Zone R-2 )- (NOT IN A SUBDIVISION NO SUBDIVISION RULES!!) (2 ACRES) OF: Zone R-2 Properties (3585 S. 5 Mile has Home .48 acres, 2 shed, Large Orchard (3551 S. 5 Mile has Home 1.58 acres AND HORSE SHED) (ONE ACRE PROCESS OF SPLIT FROM 3551 SOUTH 5 MILE. ( Last picture of the plat map shows where the houses are and land).
Nestled towards the end of a cul-de-sac, and situated at the end of a long driveway, this impressive estate home resides on 2.8 acres of paradise. As the saying goes, "location, location, location", and this home meets the standard in spades. You`ll be hard pressed to find a better spot anywhere in Eagle. Showings begin by appointment, Friday January 22nd at 3pm. Preference given to quick close with 30 day or longer rent back agreement..
Beautifully built, spacious custom home on 1 acre in very desirable Eagle location! Formal entry, sweeping spiral staircase, warm radiant flooring throughout, updated kitchen w/quartzite & Thermador/Bosch apps, library, hidden room, guest qrtrs, hand carved cherry wood accents, theater, storage+ Private backyard features covered patio, firepit, zip line, inground trampoline, terraced gardens, grapes/berries/fruit trees. RV parking, newly epoxied garage floor. Click tour links for more info/3D/Aerial video
Luxurious Tuscan style-style single level home with two master suites and two guest suites awaits its new owners. Located in desirable N Eagle on almost 2 acres. Relax in the front courtyard, or step through the entry w/groin celing and enjoy this spacious plan. Appreciate the acreage as you step through the Pella Multi-Slide pocket door. High-end finishes will not disappoint including the Thermador Appliance package, granite counters & hardwood floors. *PHOTOS SIMILAR
This property has 6 potential rental sources of income on it. 2- 1640 sq ft 3 bdrm 2 bath over/under duplex. $1400 each = $2800 month 1 1500 sq ft 3 bdrm 2 bath mobile with carport and shop $2000 a month 1 2400 sq ft insulated, heated, fully finished shop, office, bathroom and storage with 1 acre lay down yard. $3000 a month. 1- 2 acre lay down yard and 4 commodity bins $800 a month. Zoning would have to be modified to use the property in this manner as current owner is grandfathered from 1970
So many possibilities!  Fall in LOVE with this 5 acre Private Estate Vineyard/Wedding Venue, private home, just 16 miles from the heart of Boise. With views of the Boise front this home boasts over 4000 square feet of living space, 2 separate living quarters and a 2nd prep kitchen. Property includes wine producing vineyards, gardens, greenhouse, 2700 SF reception building, parking for 100 cars, gorgeous pool, slide, pasture, garden area, waterfall, Koi ponds & private wine cellar. Possibilities are endless.
Distinctive Modern Farmhouse on 5 irrigated acres with endless opportunities! Property is perfect for an equestrian center, vineyards, or livestock. Pasture is currently in grass hay and leased out in return for the crops. Extensive attention to detail throughout including intricate tile work, hickory floors, custom cabinetry, 12 foot ceilings, bonus room. 30x60 shop on a concrete pad with 3 roll up doors. Luxurious main level master with soaker tub, walk in shower, dual vanities, and walk in closet.
Stunning 1.15 acre Castlebury Estate in Eagle! A grand entry greets you with dual staircases, vaulted ceilings, a beautiful chandelier. Open concept kitchen & living area, built in shelving, huge windows, granite counters, breakfast bar. MF office with built in desk & shelving. Luxurious master suite w/gas fp, soaking tub and sauna. Basement w/utility room, play room, fireplace, wet bar, bedroom and full bath. Private backyard w/custom sport pool & slide, fire bowls, sport court. 2x 3 Car Garages!
Welcome home to the private, custom estate at the gated Wildhorse Ranch. This exquisite 40 acre, equestrian, single level, 5 bedroom option home has every attention to detail. Cathedral ceilings welcome you to the open floor plan of the family room, kitchen and dining room. The panoramic windows showcase the sunrise, sunset, city lights, mountain and Lake views from almost every angle of this home. The elegant master suite offers breath taking view and the master bathroom has a claw foot soaking tub.
Stunning Tuscan Estate home in desirable north Eagle, situated on almost 2 acres surrounded by open space, community pond and nestled in what seems like a small resort. Among the many unique features of this home are extraordinary chandeliers, Cantera stone accents throughout, Turkish travertine tile flooring, rich dark wood & faux crown molding in nearly every room, chef's kitchen with top of the line appliances, private theatre room with 10' movie screen, pub-style game room & Elan home automation sys.
This thoughtfully designed cape cod inspired home is situated in a gated community with 4 other estate properties. The home flows wonderfully with all 6,451 sq ft on a single level overlooking 6 manicured acres. The estate wonderfully displays the home and 4 outbuildings amidst its 15.13 acres in its entirety featuring 9.13 acres of paradise for the horse enthusiast. Custom built horse barn with 6 stalls and climate controlled tack room/powder room leads to 3 horse pastures, a round pen and riding arena.
Perched above the Boise River on 5 manicured acres is a phenomenal estate built by Brian Visser & designed by Trey Hoff. As you walk the grounds you will have a sense of being in a resort style garden that features a pond w/ a walking bridge, paths & trees to rival any park. The home is situated to take advantage of the views & morning sun w/ beautiful Eastern exposure for coffee on the patio, or a swim in the extensive pool & spa. Timeless designed home & architecture, built w/ quality & craftsmanship.
Live your dreams! Magnificent English Country style home, sitting on 5.4 acres in Eagle, is one of the Valley?s premier luxury estates. Feed your horses in the stable, relax by the sparkling infinity pool or fish off your dock on the private lake. This 8,740 sqft custom home is elegantly appointed with 6 bedrooms and 8 baths (5 full, 3 half). Top-of-the-line Chef?s kitchen, butler?s pantry and additional outdoor kitchen. Garage has epoxy-coated floors and double hydraulic lifts. MUST SEE TO BELIEVE!
Nothing quite compares to this oasis of comfort lodged at the edge of adventure on Boise's East Ridge. Perched above Idaho's high-desert, urban capital, this secluded retreat will protect, inspire, enlighten & fulfill. Boise's central core is just moments away from this exquisite sanctuary of stone, wood, air, & water. Nature built the base, ingenuity added the comforts, & you can add the life while soaking up this magnificent home's energy. 60-acre private preserve surrounds this unique visionary retreat.
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An acre is a lot of land

Many people moving from a cramped major metro area come to Idaho seeking space and want land. While Idaho still has plenty of land for sale, the sizes of lots have decreased with the influx of people since 2010. This has driven prices up and also driven down typical sizes of land as developers subdivide it to fit more homes. Large homesites of 1 acre or larger are hard to come by and are more expensive to purchase. Those looking to buy acreage must also consider the premium cost of the land on top of what it will cost to build a home on that land.

In the Boise real estate market, a home on acreage is a very desirable property. Every buyer wants more open space; many want a shop or barn; and others are interested in raising livestock. Most everyone is looking for a storage to keep weekend toys and RVs.

Idaho homebuyers are often seeking land that offers a quiet and serene setting, such as rural or mountain areas. The quality of lifestyle these properties offer is incredibly appealing. Whether you are in search of one acre of land or hundreds, there is a good chance you will find exactly what you are looking for, including working ranches in nearby areas including Emmett, Horseshoe Bend, Parma, or Homedale.

If you are considering land, realize that it is a lot of work. We don't want to talk you out of it if your heart is set on acreage, but many do not realize how much work is involved in an acre. Mowing an acre or more takes a fair amount of time, even if you have a riding lawn mower.Every part of having more land requires more time for maintenace and upkeep. However, in our experience, those who are interested in buying acreage are up to the task and willing to put in the effort.


4 critical things to do before you purchase land in Idaho

  1. What are your expectations of your land?
    If you don't have a clear picture of expectations, than it does not matter which piece of land you buy. If you know you want land for 40 cattle, we have a starting point. From there, we can start honing our seach with fcused questions: How much water will you need? How much land do 40 cattle need?
  2. Buying the land is just the initial investment.
    Finding the perfect piece of land that requires no additional investment is hard to come by. If you need a fence and your raw land does not come with fencing, you will need to purchase and possibly pay to have it installed. Does it have a well and how deep is water? Irrigation pumps and piping will need to be installed and maintained. What equipment do you need to ensure you can properly maintain your property?
  3. Check deed restrictions and verify zoning and ordinances
    As part of your due dilligence, check for any restrictions that may limit what you can and can’t do on your property. When you are working with a real estate agent, they can provide this information.  Some things that may come up are:
    • Minimum or maximum dwelling square footages
    • Rules against outbuildings or auxiliary structures
    • Limits on building styles and materials you can use
    • Other limits pertaining to how and what you can build
  4. Double check your budget and financing
    Having a budget in mind in real estate is important. But wth land, it is more imperative that you have a plan for everything you will need. If you haven’t already evaluated the ways that you can finance your land, do that next. If you are looking to finance your entire project, as opposed to just the property, make sure your lender understands and can explain your options—what they cost and the guidelines you will follow. Get more than one bid and check references. You also need to make sure you figure out exactly how you’ll be paying for and insuring your land once you start building on it. 

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